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Guided Tissue Regeneration

Periodontal disease damages the supporting structures of the mouth, leading to loose teeth, tooth loss, and more.

Guided tissue regeneration can reinforce your jawbone to save your teeth and allow for restorative procedures.

Let our published periodontist at Premier Dental & Implant Center in Orland Park, IL, strengthen your supportive tissues.

What Is
Guided Tissue Regeneration?

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Guided tissue regeneration (GTR) is a treatment for jawbone recession that uses special membranes to guide the growth of new bone tissue.

Normally when gum and bone tissues regenerate, the gum tissue grows faster. This can prevent bone tissue from growing where it should. However, you need bone tissue to anchor your teeth in place. This is where GTR comes in.

Our periodontist, Dr. Samer Shaltoni, can place membranes in between the hard and soft tissues in affected areas of your mouth, preventing gum tissue from growing in that space and allowing for the slower-growing bone to regenerate instead. This way, patients can have firm bone support for their teeth.

The GTR Procedure

Our team can administer IV sedation or oral conscious sedation to keep you relaxed throughout your treatment.
Our team can administer IV sedation or oral conscious sedation to keep you relaxed throughout your treatment.

Flap Surgery

We will numb the treatment area with local anesthesia; if needed, relaxing sedation is also available. The gum is opened with flap surgery and cleaned to remove all bacteria.

Membrane Placement

A membrane is placed between the gum and the remaining bone. The membrane provides space for the bone, allowing the tissue to rebuild itself.

Periodontal Care

As your bone rebuilds, you will have to keep up with your periodontal care. Be sure to follow a thorough at-home oral care routine and attend regular dental appointments to prevent periodontitis from reoccurring.

Remove Stitches

After about six months, new bone will grow in to support your teeth. You can return to our Orland Park, IL, office where our dentist will remove your stitches.

"All around I am very impressed with the office. It was easy notice that each doctor loved their job and is there to help individuals feel comfortable in their smiles. The staff takes their time to answer all question to make sure you understand and are comfortable with the best procedure that is needing to be completed... Thank you Premier Dental and Implant Center!" Ashley Thatcher
Premier Dental & Implant Center

Premier Dental & Implant Center

At Premier Dental & Implant Center, we provide high-quality dental care for your entire family. Periodontist and implant specialist Yamen Akhras, DDS, MS and our team offer a full range of dental services. We are also proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Chicago Dental Associations
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (708) 873-9709 today.

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